Sunday 14 January 2024

Sunday 14th January

 Highlights today included the drake Smew and Red-throated Diver at North Yorkshire Water Park, plus Great Northern Diver at the harbour. The BTO WeBS count at Seamer Road Mere; 21 Mute Swans, 6 Gadwall, 8 Goldeneye, 42 Tufted Duck, 68 Mallard, 12 Little Grebes, and a Water Rail. At Scampston Park; 250 Greylag Geese, 4 Canada Geese, 4 Mute Swans, 12 Little Grebes, 5 Moorhen, 4 Tufted Ducks, 23 Mallard. Also at NY Water Park; Egyptian Goose, 23 Goldeneye, 7 Gadwall, 53 Redwing. A Water Rail, and Woodcock at Seamer tip, where 2 Little Egrets flew over east. The Dipper still in Peasholm Glen, Goosander in the park. Four Willow Tits at Wrench Green. At Potter Brompton Carr; 2 Great White Egrets, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Shelduck, 5 Wigeon, 89 Teal, 17 Pink-footed Geese, Peregrine, Willow Tit, 680 Linnets, 42 Brambling, 45 Tree Sparrows, a hybrid Tree x House Sparrow, and 10+ Grey Partridge. A Goosander and 9 Shags north past Long Nab. 45 Crossbills in Wykeham Forest, plus Goshawk. A Whooper Swan still with Mutes at Cayton Carr. 17 Mediterranean Gulls roosted in South Bay (9 ad, 6 3cy, 2 2cy). Three Woodcocks, 2 Tawny Owls at Castle Hill, a Lesser Black-backed Gull (2cy) off Marine Drive.

Smew North Yorkshire Water Park - Paul Tozer

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